Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Senior Program Manager- Remote

Job Locations US
Project Management and Agile
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Program Manager position will lead and deliver desired capabilities for complex and strategic development initiatives spanning multiple domains in the CIS organization. You will be a leader and a key change agent for continuing to drive the maturity of program and project execution at CIS. The Senior Program Manager will ensure that CIS’s leverages Agile processes and methods in the execution of these strategic initiatives. The candidate will coach project managers in best practices and may manage a small team of individuals who are managing individual projects.


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.


Salary Range: $126,100 - $191,100
We offer a competitive total rewards package at the Center for Internet Security:
  • Base salary is determined on a number of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience and skills.
  • Health (PPO, EPO, HSA), Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • $500 wellness card for Health Coverage Participants
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match, vested from the first day of hire
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonding Leave
  • Paid Volunteering Program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Engagement Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan PayDown Program
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

What You'll Do

Management & Leadership

  • Develop and execute on the cross-functional program plans and successfully deliver the expected business results for one or more strategic programs or initiatives
  • Work with product managers, program executive sponsors, and targeted customers of a program to acquire a detailed understanding of the required business results
  • Manage programs according to program baselines and plans that define schedules, funding, staffing, risks, and management approach to achieve program/project business results
  • Responsible and accountable for the critical development aspects of a program including: scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, and cross functional communication
  • Assess and identify risks that might jeopardize successful achievement of a program, develop risk mitigation strategies, tactics, and implement risk mitigation plans
  • Manage programs and execution utilizing Agile best practices and continue to mature the use and adoption of Agile.
  • Provide coaching to project managers to continuously develop best in class program/project management and execution skills
  • Identify training and development needs for program and project management staff
  • Develop and improve templates, standards and best practices for the PMO, and maintain comprehensive documentation on programs
  • Manage internal resources, contractors, consultants and other key program resources,for the effective execution of complex projects and programs
  • Participate in the RFI/RFP, supplier selection, and contract negotiation where applicable

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/science/business or a related field
  • 15+ years’ experience and track record in direct, program and project management
  • 7+ years’ leadership experience in program/project management function spanning companywide technology and complex Information Technology programs/projects.
  • 2-4 years demonstrated track record and understanding of Agile including the ability to execute projects, acting as Scrum Master/Lead or an equivalent role.
  • Proven capabilities in developing strong program/project management teams
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets, doing financial projections, and tracking and assessing program costs.
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management, and change management
  • Excellent stakeholder and internal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

 It's a Plus if you have:

  • Masters Preferred
  • Project Management experience in Cybersecurity field
  • Project Management Certifications: 3+ related certifications or equivalent additional experience/education
  • Experience in enterprise planning (ERP/Financials) implementations is a plus
  • Strong communication, presentation, cross- functional alignment skills.  


*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate's degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.


At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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